Joining a fruitful adventure

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

While joyfully recalling my student years as a student of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta my mind and heart raced back to the following affirmation I heard again and again during my theology courses: Thanks to the Second Vatican Council the Church Fathers were brought back to light and started holding their prestigious place both in the ecclesial reflection and action.

My question is spontaneous as much as it is obvious: Why should we study the Church Fathers? Why are we to commit ourselves to the demanding journey of patristics? What do these great masters of our faith have to offer us? Can they really comprehend the problems we are struggling with? Will they offer us solutions for them? Continue reading “Joining a fruitful adventure”